Carl Froch has branded Tyson Fury ‘not manly’ and ‘disgraceful’ for the way he behaved during last week’s press conference.
The boxing star confirmed his bout with Oleksandr Usyk at a special event in London.
However, Fury was on the offensive throughout, labeling his opponent ‘ugly’ and ‘ap***y’ as his anger rose.
The Gypsy King loves to talk trash and it’s to Usyk’s credit that he didn’t stoop to his opponent’s level.
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Yet, speaking on talkSPORT, Froch has now hit out at Fury and criticized the way he behaves – insisting ‘he is sick of hearing him.’
The 46-year-old, who retired in 2015, said: “I think it’s old fashioned.
“When he starts name-calling and throwing personal insults at physical appearance I think that’s not manly.
“It’s weird in the beginning… maybe that’s why he struggles to get sponsorship, to be honest.
“It’s hard to sell to a company when it has the mouth that it has. Potty mouth.
“When I saw it the other day, to be honest, I got bored of listening to it.
“He’s embarrassing himself.
“I thought Oleksandr Usyk was pure class…he came out of here very good and Tyson Fury is now the bad guy that everyone wants to lose to.
“I’m not talking about myself, I’m talking about the feedback and comments you read.”
Froch continued his attack, also condemning the behavior of Fury’s father John.
He said: “He and his father, I think it’s shameful… You’re in Saudi Arabia representing your game, yourself, your county and another country – they must be wondering what’s going on. “
“Is this really how they do business?
“There’s often a needle in fights but there’s always a line we don’t cross, and Tyson Fury crosses that line again and again.
“I don’t talk to anyone who wants Tyson Fury to win this fight.
“He’s turned everyone against himself.”
Meanwhile, Fury feels he is the only man capable of stopping Usyk from dominating the sport.
The Ukrainian has already defeated Anthony Joshua twice and has won all 21 fights in his career so far.
Fury is also unbeaten in 35 fights, with a draw against Deontay Wilder in 2018 being the only blemish on his record.
And speaking last week, the Gypsy King said: “I am the only one who stands in the way of him and his complete domination of Europe.
“He’s beaten all the British guys – Chisora, Joshua, Dubois – and there’s only me.
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“I’m fearless in their waters, let’s just say that. They’ll have to take out the long-range guns and we’ll see.
“If he defeats me, which he cannot, there will be nothing in the way of his complete dominance.
,[He can’t beat me] Because I’m ‘The Gypsy King’ – that’s enough.”
Fury and Usyk were originally scheduled to step into the ring on December 23.
However, Britain needed more time to recover after their recent victory over Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.